Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I'll Trust In Him by Ira Stanphill

I'd just like to post the lyrics to a favorite song that has meant a lot to me. I pray it will be a blessing to you.

I’ll Trust In Him
Words and Music by Ira Stanphill

Verse 1
Sometimes there’s heartache, sometimes there’s burden
Sometimes there’s sorrow, too hard to bear.
But in the stillness I hear Him whisper,
Just talk it over with me in prayer.
For there’s a balm in Gilead for your sorrow
And there’s an oil of gladness in His hand
And until midnight turns to brightest morrow
I’ll trust in Him tho’ I don’t understand.

Verse 2
Tho’ discontented, tho’ disappointed
Tho’ sad bereavement, may cloud my day,
I’ll still be faithful to Him forever
And keep on walking the narrow way.
He bore the cross and walked the path before me
They pierced His side and nails were in His hand
And until death or rapture I’ll be faithful
And trust in Him tho’ I don’t understand.

Verse 3
Content with Jesus, content He leads us,
Content to follow my Lord each day,
And seeking treasures beyond tomorrow
Denying pleasures for just today.
Tho’ trials make the journey rough and rugged
And teardrops fall this side of Beulah land.
I’ll bear the cross to wear a crown of glory
And trust in Him tho’ I don’t understand.

(c) 1950 by Ira Stanphill
No. 2 Heartwarming Songs—Ira Stanphill and John T. Benson, p.70

Happy New Year!

Has this year been filled with more challenges than ever before? Then that must mean there have been more opportunities than ever before, because whenever we face a new challenge, we have yet one more opportunity to prove God faithful. It’s an opportunity to flex our spiritual muscles and become stronger in our faith. 

The key is where we place our focus—on our circumstances or on our God. “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). The fact is, God is greater than any problem we have. 

It’s not our job to try and figure out the why. It’s our job to trust God. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isaiah 26:3). Let’s rest confidently in the peace of God as we face this new year.